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Theories of Change

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IMC is an international development consultancy that partners with local communities, governments, international development agencies, NGOs, and the private sector to address some of the world’s primary development challenges. On "Theories of Change" we discuss international development themes and projects with colleagues and external experts and how they work to improve the lives of those in low and middle-income countries. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/theories-of-change/id1245611183. Items in this collection are restricted.

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Jul 16, 2018 IMC Worldwide
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The Adaptation at Scale Prize Project (A@SPP) is an ongoing project under the overall Ideas to Impact (I2I) programme. This project uses financial incentives, in the form of cash awards, to stimulate and sustain transformational change in Nepalese society. Most of the project's activities involve working with already identified development and adaptation practitioners. Thus, we seek to maximize the benefit to the poor, vulnerable and deprived population by improving their capacity, skills, and...
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Apr 10, 2018 IMC Worldwide
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On today’s episode we are going to be looking at the importance of trade and investment to drive economic growth and alleviate poverty in low-income countries. Recently, donors, including the UK Department for International Development, have placed an increasing emphasis on trade and investment over aid. Is this shift in approach proving to work? What are the main benefits and challenges? Can trade and investment reduce reliance on aid in the long term and reduce poverty? We speak to Susan...
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Feb 27, 2018 IMC Worldwide
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Innovation has become a big buzzword in the international development space with donors looking to fund programmes that use the latest technology or ideas to help the world’s poorest. But what is innovation and what are the advantages and potential limitations and problems these methods can bring? How can donors/implementers think through these issues? Today's guests: Lea Simpson (@leasimpson) is a business leader, trained coach and tech optimist with experience in brand, technology, commerce...
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Jan 16, 2018 IMC Worldwide
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On today’s episode we are going to be looking at the challenges of evaluating research and communicating that information to decision makers. Development programmes and research generate lots of data and information and recommendations but what does that data mean? Was it rigorously obtained? How was it produced? And leading on from that how do we use this information to influence policy and future development programmes to make a bigger impact? Our guests are Megan Lloyd-Laney...
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Aug 17, 2017 IMC Worldwide
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A discussion with Jonty Slater, innovation expert and prize lead of the Ideas to Impact programme. We look at the different kinds of innovation prizes currently being used in the development space and how this format may lead to new solutions.
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Aug 2, 2017 IMC Worldwide
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Key performance indicators, or KPIs, have a long history in business and industry. But as international aid is subject to demands for increased accountability, transparency, and better value for money, KPIs are finding increasing use among international development agencies like the UK Department for International Development. In this episode, Sajid Chowdhury chats with Matt Spannagle, an independent climate change and development consultant who has worked in over 50 countries. He is a leading...
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Dec 2, 2016 IMC Worldwide
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In this episode of the IMC International Development podcast, we talk with colleagues Dr. Andre Steele and Rumana Kabir about the current state of play in post-disaster recovery and reconstruction programmes. Andre was a co-author (alongside Ian Davis and Tony Lloyd-Jones) of a recent topic guide for the Department for International Development entitled "Effective Post Disaster Reconstruction Programmes". You can find it at evidenceondemand.info
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May 20, 2016 IMC Worldwide
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Fragile and conflict-affected states are challenging environments for international development programming, including project and programme evaluations. Sajid Chowdhury is joined by two special guests to talk about how to conduct evaluations in difficult circumstances. Jon Bennett has over 30 years of experience in evaluation, post-war needs assessment, food security, internal displacement, rural development, relief, evaluation and NGO training. He has worked in Africa and Asia in Field...
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Apr 6, 2016 IMC Worldwide
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A discussion with WASH expert Malcolm Farley, about non-revenue water (NRW) and its impact on developing countries. If you think you have an answer to help address NRW check out the Dreampipe Challenge (www.dreampipe.org) to learn more.
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Feb 22, 2016 IMC Worldwide
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There are many types of development approaches that seek to reduce poverty, including social protection, rural or community development programmes, and private sector development in the form of Making Markets Work for the Poor or M4P. Many of these involve income-generation for the poor, but what do these projects and programmes actually aim to achieve? Is it just about money, or is there something more? Sajid Chowdhury is joined by special guest Tim Bene, who strives to improve aid...
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Oct 26, 2015 IMC Worldwide
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In this issue of the IMC Worldwide podcast, we discuss the recent opening of Connect to Grow, a three-year programme managed by IMC, which aims to connect Indian innovators with enterprises across South Asia and Africa in order to improve people's health and agri-food prospects. Team Leader of the Connect to Grow programme David Irwin and Deputy Team Leader Baiju Vaidya join IMC Senior Communications & Knowledge Management Consultant Sajid Chowdhury to talk about the programme's goals and...
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Sep 7, 2015 IMC Worldwide
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GOAL has been running a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programme in northern Syria, focusing on improving water supply by working with existing water utilities to return water distribution to pre-conflict operational standards. IMC has supported the programme with technical assistance for the development of a cost-recovery system. The aim of IMC’s assistance is to increase the resilience of water supplies by reducing reliance on external funding sources. In this podcast, senior...